Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
have cooled. all of this with a troubled economy at home and calls for a lighter footprint abroad. i'm pleased to have tom donilon back at this table. welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: we are now into a second term. what do we mean by lighter footprint? >> well, if we step back on that, at the beginning of 2012, the president after a multimonth review, close consultation with the uniformed military, the joint chief, service secretaries and combatant commanders around the world put together a new defense strategy. that defense strategy had to take into account that the budget control act required the defense budget over ot next ten years to be reduced by $500 million or so, a little less than that. and which would require a 5% decrease over what were the plans. and in doing that the president asked the military to think about what the new challenges were going to be. what were the real challenges we were going to face. and that defense strategy was comprehensive. and it had various pieces to it that we would look to agile forces, that we would look to having a global footprint.
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
we define growth which is causing very serious problems. the globalization of the economy which i believe has created a new entity that i call earth inc. where factories, where large corporations have virtual factories that span the globe. and they have a new relationship to labor, capital, natural resources, nation states, it's a completely new reality. and these and other-- including the rise of china, other emergent centers of power, the roll of the u.s. changing, something we need to address as americans, and i set out to try to discover how these multiple revolutionary changes are interrelating one to the other and what choices they pose to us. how we really have to get involved in steering our way into the future, and choosing options tt n keit better than it otherwise might be. >> in order to take advantage of all these forces, though, you also suggest that democracy in part has been hijacked, that washington has become dysfunctional. >> yeah. >> and that threatens our ability to use all the tools. >> absolutely. we have two macro tools to use in shaping our future, roughly
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always did that. but the whole damn economy was based on throwing parties. and now we've got a real economy with young people knowing that they have jobs. >> rose: and young people coming in because of the way of living and because the world is obviously as tom friedman said flat. so time and distance are shorter and all that. >> and why t li here. yesterday,onday morning i flew to new york. my plane was late because it was raining, and snowing on the ground at laguardia. i left, it was just a gorgeous day like this i was almost crying in my driveway as i got to the car to go to new york, because it was such a beautiful day here, why leave. >> rose: we continue this evening with the mayor of new orleans, mitch landrieu. >> it was a tragic moment in that building just outside of our window that had 13,000 american citizens in it. it had the roof peeling off of it. and it was just a bad time. and since that time the people of new orleans did mething that i think is pretty miraculous. they didn't accept the fact that the city was going to continue dying. in fact, katrina and rita didn'
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economy. it's about .2% compared to germany and france are double that, and the really generous gives are above .7. they're over three times, that people like swooden and norway. you could say your defense budget and aid budget, add those together, that's your international engagement. because we have by far the world's biggest defense budget and we have the biggest international engagement budget. the europeans choose to balance their international engagement into vaccines and aids drugs and things like that. so they're less about-- they're more about getting people lifted up so they can be self-sufficient. >> rose: you get a lecture last week, yesterday-- >> yes, yes. >> endowed by some journalists at the bbc, and what's interesting about it to me is you sailed three things. three convictions. the first was-- your work had given you three convictions. one-- i want you to elaborate on this-- when had gone improves life improves because disease and bad help insinuates itself into every aspect of your life. >> that's right. . in our country, kids have such a healthy life, that they go